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Second wave of nursing associate test sites unveiled by HEE

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A second group of employers and universities that will help to test the new nursing associate role from next year has been revealed by the national NHS workforce planning body for England.

In total, 24 extra sites across the country have been selected by Health Education England to deliver the two-year training programme to 1,000 people starting in the new position during 2017 (see below for full list).

The new sites are in addition to the 11 pilot sites announced last month, which will begin training the first wave of 1,000 nursing associates from December.

Previously, HEE has said the second cohort will begin their training in the new role – designed to act as a bridge between healthcare support workers and nurses – in April.

In today’s announcement, HEE said the 24 new sites brought together a wide range of organisations including care homes, acute, community and mental health trusts and hospices, which represented the variety of settings that nursing associates would work.

NHS trusts will largely be leading the test sites, with one local authority in London and one social enterprise community provider in Surrey also selected to head up local partnerships.

“High level of interest in delivering training for this important role means we have been able to select even more sites”

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

HEE’s director of nursing, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, underlined her previous comments on the pilots, noting the demand for the role had meant more organisations than was originally planned would be involved in in testing nursing associates.

“The high level of interest in delivering training for this important role means that we have been able to select even more sites to take forward the training,” she said.

“It further underlines the real appetite for helping to deliver this new role which we believe can provide a real benefit to the nursing and care workforce across a range of settings and play a key role in the delivery of patient care with safety at its heart,” said Professor Bayliss-Pratt.

The unveiling of the additional pilot sites came as health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced he had asked the Nursing and Midwifery Council to regulate nursing associates.

In a speech to the NHS Providers conference earlier today, he said that because those in the new role will be able to administer medicines, a “stronger regime of assurance” will be necessary to ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

 

Full list of second set of test sites bringing together healthcare employers and education providers:

Lead Partner: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Sheffield

Employment Partners: 11

  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • Kirklees Council
  • Locala
  • Batley Health Centre
  • Calder View Surgery
  • Caritas Group Practice
  • Sidings Healthcare Centre
  • Kings Medical Practice
  • Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors
  • Almshouse surgery

Placement Partners: 5

  • Overgate Hospice
  • Kirkwood Hospice
  • North Kirklees CCG
  • Caritas Group Practice
  • Spectrum Health

Lead Partner: Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Sheffield

Employment Partners: 3

  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnsley Healthcare Federation
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Placement Partners: 4

  • Barnsley Hospice
  • Spectrum Community Health CIC
  • Barnsley CCG
  • Barnsley ATP Hub

Lead Partner: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals

Region: North

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Hull

Employment Partners: 5

  • Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • City Healthcare Partnership
  • Care Plus Group
  • Navigo
  • St Hughs Hospital

Placement Partners: 4

  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Riding and Hull CCG
  • Freshney Green ATP
  • Dove House Hospice

Lead Partner: York Teaching Hospitals (including York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton, Selby and Easingwold communities)

Region: North

Education Partners: 1

  • University of York

Employment Partners:

  • None

Placement Partners:

  • TBC

Lead Partner: South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Education Partners: 4

  • Teesside University
  • Northumbria University
  • Sunderland University
  • Open University

Employment Partners: 8

  • Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford Terrace Medical Group

Placement Partners: 23

  • North East Ambulance Service NHS FT
  • Darlington CCG
  • South Tyneside NHS FT
  • South Tyneside CCG
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS FT
  • Northumberland CCG
  • Hartlepool and Stockton CCG
  • South Tees CCG
  • North Durham CCG
  • Sunderland CCG
  • Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
  • NHS England
  • Newcastle and Gateshead CCG
  • North Tyneside CCG
  • Northumberland Care Alliance
  • Tyne & Wear Care Alliance
  • Tees Valley Care Alliance
  • St Oswald’s Hospice
  • St Cuthbert’s Hospice
  • Teesside Hospice
  • St Benedict’s Hospice
  • Hartlepool & District Hospice
  • Haven Court Integrated Care Centre

Lead Partner: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Education Partners: 1

  • UCLan

Employment Partners: 2

  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Blackburn Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Partnership with Fylde and Wyre CCG Vanguard

Placement Partners: 1

  • NHS East Lancashire CCG

Lead Partner: The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Education Partners: 3

  • Edge Hill University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool University

Employment Partners: 10

  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Southport and Ormskirk
  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare

Placement Partners: 1

  • NHS South Sefton CCG

Lead Partner: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 1

  • Birmingham City University RCNi

Employment Partners: 8

  • Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solihull CCG
  • Cross City CCG
  • South Central CCG

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Placement Partners: 3

  • Spire Parkway
  • Care England
  • Community Education Provider Networks

Lead Partner: Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 2

  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Wolverhampton

Employment Partners: 2

  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust

Placement Partners: 2

  • St Mary’s Hospice
  • Birmingham South Central CCG

Lead Partner: Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Worcester

Employment Partners: 3

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Worcestershire Health & Care Trust
  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Placement Partners: 5

  • Taurus Healthcare
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust and Community
  • St Richards Hospice Foundation
  • Worcestershire NHS CCG (to include Redditch & Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest and Worcestershire)
  • Hereford and Worcestershire CEPNs

Lead Partner: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 1

  • Coventry University

Employment Partners: 6

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire GP Federation
  • Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance
  • Ben Town Thorns Care Centre

Placement Partners: 11

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire GP Federation
  • Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance
  • Ben Town Thorns Care Centre
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Myton Hospice
  • NHS South Warwickshire CCG
  • Coventry and rugby CCG
  • Warwickshire North CCG

Lead Partner: Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 2

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Hertfordshire University

Employment Partners: 4

  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Placement Partners: 1

  • East & North Hertfordshire CCG

Lead Partner: Bedford NHS Trust

Region: Midlands & East

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Bedfordshire

Employment Partners: 4

  • Luton & Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Essex Partnership NHS Trust
  • Bedford Borough Council

Placement Partners: 2

  • Healthwatch
  • Bedfordshire CCG

Lead Partner: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • The Royal Marsden School

Employment Partners: 3

  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sutton Care Home Vanguard
  • St Christopher’s Hospice

Placement Partners: 3

  • St Raphael’s Hospice
  • Sutton CCG
  • London Borough of Sutton

Lead Partner: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • Buckinghamshire New University

Employment Partners: 2

  • Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Vincentian Care Plus

Placement Partners: 1

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Lead Partner: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • Buckinghamshire New University

Employment Partners: 2

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Placement Partners: 3

  • Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hammersmith and Fulham and West London CCG partners

Lead Partner: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Greenwich

Employment Partners: 6

  • King’s College Hospital
  • Bromley Healthcare
  • Dysart Surgery
  • Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
  • Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
  • Lewisham Community Education Provider Network

Placement Partners: 5

  • Clover Health Centre
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Valentine Health Partnership

Lead Partner: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Employment Partners: 3

  • Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Thanet CCG
  • South Kent Coast CCG

Placement Partners: 0

  • None

Lead Partner: CSH Surrey

Region: London & KSS

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Surrey
  • Dynamic Training Ltd

Employment Partners: 5

  • Ashford & St Peters Hospital NHS Founation Trust
  • Surrey Downs CCG
  • Surrey Skills for Care network
  • Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People
  • North West Surrey

Placement Partners: 0

  • None

Lead Partner: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Education Partners: 1

  • Southampton Solent University

Employment Partners: 7

  • Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital
  • Salisbury District Hospital

Placement Partners: 6

  • Portsmouth CCG
  • Fareham CCG
  • Gosport CCG
  • South Eastern Hampshire CCG
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Southampton City Council

Lead Partner: North Bristol NHS Trust

Region: South

Education Partners: 1

  • University of the West of England

Employment Partners: 4

  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bristol Community Health
  • Sirona Care & Health
  • Weston Area Health Trust

Placement Partners: 2

  • Avon Local Medical Committee
  • St Monica Trust

Lead Partner: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Education Partners: 3

  • University West of England
  • Yeovil College
  • Bridgwater College

Employment Partners: 2

  • Yeovil District Hospital
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Placement Partners: 3

  • Symphony Health Services
  • Somerset Care
  • Somerset CCG

Lead Partner: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Region: South

Education Partners: 4

  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of West London
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire New University

Employment Partners: 12

  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Berkshire Care Association
  • Berkshire West CCG
  • Berkshire East CCG
  • Priory Group
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Training Hub in Primary Care
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Broadmoor Prison Hospital

Placement Partners: 2

  • Peverel Court
  • Banbury Heights Nursing Home

Lead Partner: NHS Gloucestershire CCG

Region: South

Education Partners: 1

  • University of Gloucestershire

Employment Partners: 3

  • 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Care Services

Placement Partners: 3

  • Millbrook Lodge The Order of St John Care Trust
  • Sue Ryder, Leckhampton Court Hospice
  • South West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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  • Verry minimal involvement of Nursing Homes, I wonder why?

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  • Because.. They are already there. Hampshire county council employed a huge group of so,called assistant practitioners, basically they do almost everything that nurses would be doing, but without any accountability. Its dangerous, majority of the recruits are from India, they are trained, but failed IELTS. Sad reality, one nurse 28 patients.

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